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How to Stop Unwanted Websites From Popping Up

by Brendan O'Brien

Websites that pop up unexpectedly can be both an annoyance and a drain on your computer system's resources. Do not fret, however, since most popular browsers allow you to block pop-ups by changing the settings. Occasionally, you may find some sites do not work correctly without pop-ups enabled. If that is the case, you can go back and simply enable pop-ups for the time being.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch your Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Select "Tools" in the main menu bar above the browser. Scroll down and choose "Pop-up Blocker."

Scroll over and click "Turn On Pup-up Blocker." Restart your browser.

Firefox

Step 1

Launch Firefox.

Step 2

Select "Tools" in the main menu bar above the browser. Scroll down and click "Options."

Step 3

Click the "Content" tab. Put a check mark in the box next to "Block pop-up windows."

Click the "OK" button. Restart your browser.

Safari

Step 1

Launch Safari.

Step 2

Click "Safari" in the main menu bar above the browser.

Scroll down and click "Block Pop-Up Windows." Restart your browser.

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